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Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection 2012 Chardonnay

This Chardonnay shows the beauty and complexity of the Napa Valley, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of the mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Fragrant oak spices, honey and tropical fruits open the nose. On the palate, layers of golden apples, peach, lemon curd and caramel are lifted by a bright citrus finish, flanked by toasty spices. The elegant, full-bodied style of this Chardonnay can stand up to fleshy seafood and grilled meats alike.

 Producer Sterling Vineyards
 Region Central Coast
 Country United States
 Varietals Chardonnay
 Vintage 2012

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Varietal Facts

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Community Reviews

3 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 10, 2015

Lots of toast on the first sniff, opens up to vanilla and biscuit.  Not a lot of fruit on the nose.  Green apple and light peach on the palate, slightly buttery (not as much as I like...I LOVE heavy, oaked, buttery Chardonnay), more toast/biscuit.  Good acidity and body, food friendly.  Would buy again if it was on sale, paid ~ $20.

About the Producer

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Sterling Vineyards

Calistoga, California, United States Calistoga, California, United States

The Sterling Vineyards winemaking team believes that our wines should express true varietal character. We craft each wine with this in mind, choosing gentle techniques tailored to bring out the aromas and flavors that each Napa grape variety develops in the terroir it likes best. The resulting wines...

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